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Saturated laser Fourier-amplifier as a source for half-tone images in laser projection
Author(s): Aleksey F. Kornev; Igor G. Kuchma; Vassiliy P. Pokrovski; Leonid N. Soms
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Paper Abstract

A contradiction between high efficiency of an amplifier operating in a saturated mode, and nonlinear distortions in image reproduction characteristic for this regime is solved. A lasing medium is located in a Fourier-plane of the image, its gain profile being specially shaped, while the amplified image is illuminated by a laser beam which angular divergence is appropriately formed. Criteria for the gain shape and beam divergence are formulated. A possibility for correct amplification of binary and/or half-tone images with high efficiency of energy stored in the laser medium (up to 70%) is shown. The results are applicable for laser image projectors of systems of virtual reality, simulators, etc., providing images with high dynamic range (e.g., pictures of illuminated landing stripes, approaching car lights, etc.).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7009, Second International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, 70090K (5 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793337
Show Author Affiliations
Aleksey F. Kornev, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Igor G. Kuchma, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Vassiliy P. Pokrovski, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Leonid N. Soms, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7009:
Second International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers
Igor A. Sukhoivanov; Vasily A. Svich; Yuriy S. Shmaliy, Editor(s)

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